REBUILD BEIRUT WITH THE CANADIAN RED CROSS
Join our screening of THE STICKY SIDE OF BAKLAVA
CINEMANIA’s programming is firmly oriented towards contemporary Francophonie and the political, social, and environmental concerns of the countries that comprise it. This is why, at this time of crisis and uncertainty in Lebanon, the Festival wishes to express its support and solidarity.
Cinemania has therefore partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to which a portion of the online box office receipts for THE STICKY SIDE OF BAKLAVA depicting the Montreal Lebanese community will be donated.
Shown as a world premiere in November, THE STICKY SIDE OF BAKLAVA is directed by Lebanese filmmaker Maryanne Zéhil. The film, which offers an affectionate and whimsical look at the Montreal Lebanese community as well as Quebeckers, is an ideal occasion for viewers to get together — even virtually — around a common cause.
CINEMANIA will donate $1,00 for each ticket sold for the November 8th screening on its streaming platform accessible across Canada.
The amounts raised will provide funds, among others, for mobile health units, emergency health services, and crisis management centres to help the people of Beirut get back on their feet.
The film’s story
Culture shock told through the history of Houwayda, a fifty-something-year old Lebanese woman living in Montreal where she embraces a Québécois lifestyle and of her sister Joëlle who has remained deeply Lebanese. Houwayda lives a tranquil and bourgeois life with her bobo husband Pierre, a university professor. A literature specialist, she has put her academic career on hold. Though she believes that she has left behind the traditional values of her native culture, she finds herself at the heart of a joyous chaos that will end with her profoundly calling herself into question.
Screening made possible by Adonis and presented with